Health Management and Policy News

Alumna Brianne Bakken honored with Wiederholt Prize for best paper

Alumna Brianne Bakken (15PharmD, 17MHA) was recently recognized by the American Pharmacists Association for the best paper published in the association's journal. Published April 11, 2023

CPH faculty and student receive Discovery and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology; Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; and Laura Flores, a human physiology major completing a public health certificate, for being named recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards.  Published March 23, 2023

Article by Whitney Zahnd honored for research impact

A paper led by Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, has been selected by the American Association for Cancer Research to receive an award based on its high impact and originality. Published March 2, 2023

MHA students place among top teams at UAB case competition

Congratulations to the team of MHA students who earned a third place finish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Administration Case Competition!  Published February 24, 2023

Tina Freese Decker named one of ‘Top Women Leaders in Healthcare’

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) was named to Modern Healthcare’s "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare 2023" list.  Published February 23, 2023

Keith Mueller featured in National Rural Health Association Q&A

Keith Mueller, professor and director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), answers a Q&A about his career, why he is passionate about rural health research, and why he feels it’s vital to support opportunities for future rural health leaders. Published February 15, 2023

Kotchkoski awarded CAHME scholarship

Congratulations to MHA student Adriana Kotchkoski for being named the recipient of the 2023 CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship for Women Supporting Communities in Need.  Published January 26, 2023

Wehby’s article named a Health Affairs top ten of 2022

A paper authored by Professor George Wehby has been named a top ten article published in 2022 by the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. Published January 20, 2023

Mueller comments on high rate of rural deaths from COVID

Keith Mueller, professor of health management and policy and director of RUPRI, comments on how rural areas that had escaped the worst impacts of the first COVID wave are experiencing higher death rates than urban areas, and the gap has only gotten wider in the past year. (Scientific American) Published January 12, 2023

Zahnd discusses national broadband map

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband map. Though the current map is an improvement on past ones, Zahnd said it doesn’t show how much broadband costs at each location. (NPR/Harvest Public Media) Published January 11, 2023